$61 for a new furnace igniter.
$192 for a new gas valve.
A husband that somehow knows how to install all this stuff?
Of course, this took awhile. Starting with a Friday afternoon run to the parts store. The igniter they sold us was bad, but it was too late, the place was closed. It was a new kind, they’d just got them in. Not the best thing to give someone to try out on a FRIDAY NIGHT!!
The weather wasn’t too bad over the weekend so we were fine. We could light our furnace manually with a lighter (not recommended by the way) if we had to use it. On Monday, new igniter was installed and the furnace fired every time. I can only imagine what the HVAC guy would’ve charged by the hour, and then there’s probably extra $$ tacked on the parts, I’m sure.
We don’t have a fireplace but we do have a really nice kerosene heater that we use sometimes as supplemental heat. Saves $$ on the gas bill. We’ve been checking out small wood stoves. Does anyone have experience with one? We would need ours to be free standing, not an insert (no fireplace) and I don’t want anything huge. We’ve got a TON of wood on our property from the ice storm(s) so purchasing wood wouldn’t happen for a very long time, if ever. If you own one, let me know. I’d like to know how you feel about it.